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"Joyful Curmudgeon" An oxymoron?
No! I see all the beauty of God's creation and I'm joyful.  At the same time, I see all the suffering and corruption going on in the world, and feel called to help expose and end it so that we may have true peace and compassion.


A True Rebirth - 4 Apr 2006
By Mary T. Hoffman

In my 2 April 2006 Blog, I mentioned how powerful an effect Tammy C. Smithís poem Then Silence had on me. Very early this morning I got an urge to put my feelings into words. This is the result:

A True Rebirth
By Mary T. Hoffman

A poem I read the other day
Touched my soul in such a way
That tears began to cloud my eyes.

The poignant words still haunt me now,
And to myself Iíve made a vow
To let the world (though it denies).

Know how creatures suffer pain
In this cruel world thatís gone insane
And wrenches calf from mother cow.

Stop buying milk or beef or veal;
Go Vegan now, for your next meal.

God will bless you if you care
Enough to change and, hence, to spare
All creatures living in despair.

Before you spend another dime
On ďfoodĒ thatís nothing but a crime,

Take a vow to end the grief:
Donít aid, abet another thief
To steal and slaughter, cage and rape.

Help bring Godís Kingdom to the earth,
Replace all tears with heartfelt mirth,
And celebrate a true Rebirth.

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